The Westside Local

4.7
1070 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The restaurant you'll wish was in your neighborhood, in the neighborhood you'll wish was your own. The Westside Local offers seasonal comfort food with class, sourced as locally as possible. Enjoy it all with extensive beer and wine lists in our historic wood-beam and brick dining room, grapevine covered beer garden, or dashing little bar. Or just order some Carry out for that quiet evening at home.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 11 AM - 9 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Closed Mondays
Please note the brunch menu is only available on Sundays
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Phone number
(816) 997-9089
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Gordon
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Private party facilities
Private dining for up to 30 available, please contact events.westsidelocal@gmail.com for information. It is possible to discuss patio or full restaurant events for 100+ guests.
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Private party contact
Brandon Strick: (816) 997-9089
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W 17th
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Parking details
Parking in lots North and East of 17th and Summit, plenty of on-street parking.
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Public transit
The 47 bus will drop you off at your table.
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Entertainment
Eclectic acoustic music in the beer garden on First Fridays and some other nights.
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Special events & promotions
Large party reservation fees may apply.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1070 People Are Saying
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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ovens weren’t working so only about half of the menu items were available. Restaurant management should have notified us of this inconvenience before we drove from Lawrence and North Kansas City.

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HB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wasn't our first visit to Westside Local and we weren't disappointed! Food was all delicious, per usual. We were there with a group of 9 for my mom's bday and not one person was dissatisfied. Our reservation was at 2:00 and I think they closed at 3 but I really appreciated that they didn't make us feel rushed even though they were trying to get ready for dinner service.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had reservations for our anniversary, and we were excited to try this place. Unfortunately upon arriving we found the oven was broken. We settled on a lox charcuterie that was phenomenal a spinach dip and a couple of drinks. Then went down the street for a nice a entree. Would love to return so I can try the steak frites.

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PG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is so cute nestled in a very interesting neighborhood. Food was delicious.

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DH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Westside Local is our go-to for date night. Their menu changes seasonally so there are always new items to try. I highly recommend trying this place out!

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DM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was over cooked. I had chicken it so dry had to drink water to choke it down.

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D
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to the Westside Local a few times now, and it’s always delicious and has a nice, cozy atmosphere.

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RE
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The grilled cheese was amazing paired with tomato soup. Special bonus it was Halloween so we enjoyed a ton of trick or treaters!

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J
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Little gem in KC.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food! We always enjoy The Westside Local and never turn down an opportunity to go there. They have the best burgers and BLT’s

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K
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Westside Local has my favorite grilled cheese in the city.

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MR
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westside Local is a favorite spot for a delicious lunch or dinner. We always receive fantastic service, amazing and fresh food cooked to perfection with a cozy atmosphere that is perfect for a date night or lunch with friends.

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KG
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've written reviews in the past for the West Side Local. I'll keep coming back time after time. It's definitely one of my favorite local eating establishments. It's unique, the food is delicious. I love it because they create great dishes of their own that taste great, and I like to come back to have them again. Best mac and cheese in town in my opinion!! I've had almost every selection on the menu and never had anything I didn't enjoy.
I LOVE ME SOME WEST SIDE LOCAL !!!!!

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MZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. One of my favorites to take friends from out of town.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and hustled to get everyone taken care of in a reasonable amount of time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance. Tasty food.

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SW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We have been coming to Westside Local for a long time. I have to say last Friday’s dinner was very disappointing. The service was extremely slow; the quality of the food we ordered was “okay” at best; our server messed up our orders; even the “beer list” was limited and not good compared to past visits.

It will be a long time before we think about coming back, if at all.

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CC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion, so much fun
Great drinks, great food great location loved it

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ML
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time for dinner at Westside Local and we will be back for sure. I was with five other people and we could all hear each other, really enjoyed our meals and felt very comfortable sitting and talking for a bit after dinner. I'm still thinking about my food three days later and wishing I could have more. The only odd thing was that our bill was delivered without any dessert or coffee being offered. Otherwise, a really lovely evening.

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JH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been my 4th time coming here. I first decided to come alone in 2016 when I was working at the Marriott. I would recommend people to come here all the time, but I hadn't been. I love this place. The food changes from time to time and the cocktails are amazing. The fact you get to put a reservation in makes it feel classier from the start. I also recommend this to a friends and family.

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KG
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've enjoyed eating at the West Side Local since the day they opened! The food has been outstanding, creative, and oh so tasty every time I go (which is often). I look forward to taking guests who've not been before, as it never fails that they leave satisfied and anxious to return with friends. Whether I have event tickets downtown, a special occasion, or just want to have a comfortable Sunday brunch I know I can depend on a good meal and the very best, friendly service. The West Side Local offers up the comfort of a neighborhood cafe and the experience of continental bistro all in one. It's not hard to see why it's necessary to make reservations well in advance. Kudos to the West Side Local !!!!!!!!

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DF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were great! We really liked the neighborhood. Interior was fairly quiet, which is good for people that may have diminished hearing. The art on the walls was interesting and works well with the setting.

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BG
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of our go-to spots in town! Great food and a unique dinning experience.

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T
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a fun spot with outstanding food. We sat outside and it was the first cool, autumn evening.

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j
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Meh. One of our party ordered the chicken, which took an extra 30 minutes to cook (unbeknownst to us when we all ordered). We waited and waited but nobody even came to the table to explain what was going on. When we got up and went to the kitchen (where everyone was hanging out) to ask where the order was they said they were waiting for the chicken to cook. So we asked that the other orders be brought out and when they came it was obvious that the other meals had been sitting under an infrared light waiting for the chicken to cook, so they were started too soon and over-cooked. Pork was overdone. Basically a management problem. Also one of us ordered the heirloom BLT, but it was just regular tomatoes even though we were told. after specifically asking, that the heirlooms were still in season and great. So overall a big disappointment. We have eaten here before and the food has been great, but all I'll give them for that night is a Meh... A Big Meh.....

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CM
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved Westside Local. It was a great place for an early Sunday evening meal. The four of us had widely different choices of food as well as cocktails, wine and beer, and everything was fabulous. We had great service and enjoyed the casual atmosphere.

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LA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been to Westside Local before, but we will definitely go back. Everything was fabulous!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and service!

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MN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was awesome! However, something happened with our order. We got to the restaurant when it opened at 11am. We were the third table of people to sit down. After patiently waiting and watching tables of people who came in/ordered after us get their food (and in some cases pay their bills!), we finally asked about our meals around 11:50am. The waitress treated us like we didn't know how restaurants worked by implying that this was completely normal. Luckily, management was good and recognized that something was wrong (even told my partner that something was screwed up with the ticket). We know things happen, so we were ready to be forgiving, but the waitress basically gaslighted us. My three dining companions were not charged for their coffee as compensation. I had tea, for which I was still charged. This seemed like random compensation (since I was paying for my own meal, I did not get any compensation...).

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KS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We sat at our table for at least 5 minutes before we got a glass of water and then another 8-10 before we saw a waiter / waitress. Very disappointed. We often eat here and take guests. This was not a good experience this time. Waitress checked on us once during the meal. This will not be high on my list to return to

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T
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly, food was excellent and a varied menu. Nice Change of Pace. I like the Farm to Table concept.

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EM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had good service and great food! Was a little bummed the fries weren’t gluten-free and they were out of house chips, but all our food was delicious and we’ll go back!

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KL
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice relaxed atmosphere. Great menu and service. Loved the pork chops and that they were off the bone. Beets were amazingly fresh.

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MK
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westside Local is our go-to! Always great for weeknight dining.

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K
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great service. We all enjoyed our dinners!

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ketchup that comes with fries sometimes tastes like marinara other times like Smokey bbq sauce (last time the Smokey bbq taste was not good). Please work towards a more traditional ketchup, less Smokey taste. Veggie burger is the best I have ever tasted! Seats in the bar area are not comfortable and need the fabric replaced (fabric is torn and lacks padding). Overall food is excellent.

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BR
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and art together in the same place. Hip spot to hang.

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d
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday brunch. ⛪️

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k
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Outstanding food. Little noisy.

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AF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was EXCELLENT. She made awesome recommendations and really elevated our experience!

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